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The crisis focussed media attention: JFK spoke mainly on television, whereas Khrushchev and Castro's speeches were broadcast on the radio.

But it also had confidential aspects. The Soviets kept Operation Anadyr secret; the Americans waited a week before disclosing the affair; all negotiations took place behind the scenes.


The New York Times, 23 October, 1962
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